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228 RESCUED

January 4, 2013

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DUMAGUETE CITY — Strong waves spawned by tropical depression Auring prevented a Cebu-bound passenger vessel from immediately docking, but all 228 passengers — many of them students returning to this university town from the holidays — were rescued unharmed, authorities said. “Auring,” the first weather disturbance of the year, slammed across Davao Oriental at midnight […]

P2.8M storm damage in Camotes

December 28, 2012

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THE northern town of San Francisco in Camotes Island was the hardest hit by Tropical Storm Quinta which made landfall in the island Wednesday dawn. The town incurred P2.8 million damage in agriculture and less than P175,000 in houses and livestock, said Neil Balaba, operations officer of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) 7. One […]

44 hurt by firecrackers on Christmas eve – DOH

December 27, 2012

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Manila – Forty-four people were reported to have suffered firecracker-related injuries on Christmas Eve, and the number included a 22-year-old man from Compostella Valley who lost three fingers when he picked up a “Super Lolo,” the Department of Health said on Tuesday. The DOH said 44 fireworks-related injuries were reported as of 6 a.m. on […]

Pagasa Rainy Christmas for Cebu

December 23, 2012

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Cebuanos may expect a wet Christmas day this year. A Low Pressure Area was spotted 1,000 kilometers away from the Philippines. It may enter the country tonight, bringing in more rain and strong winds that will linger on till Dec. 25 and 26, said Pag-asa Mactan weather analyst Al Quiblat. If it intensifies into a […]

8 Autobus units get 1-month suspension over Bogo mishap

December 19, 2012

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At least eight buses of the Metro Cebu Autobus Corporation were suspended for one month by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board 7 starting Tuesday. LFTRB-7 Regional Director Ahmed Cuizon announced the suspension after a meeting with company officials yesterday. Last Monday an Autobus unit collided with an oncoming Toyota Altis sedan in the […]

Fire destroys P300-T properties in Honda shop in Mandaue

December 16, 2012

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About P300,000 worth of properties were destroyed when a fire hit Honda Powercycle Inc. in Mandaue City last night. Two personnel from the motorcycle distribution company noticed smoke coming out of the second floor of the building along A.C. Cortes cor. Plaridel street in barangay Alang-Alang, Mandaue, Saturday night. The Burea of Fire in Mandaue […]

Southern Cebu victims of Pablo typhoon receive Capitol aid

December 16, 2012

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by Correspondent Carmel Loise Matus   Families in southern towns of Cebu who sustained damages in their homes and properties due to Pablo’s wake received financial assistance from the Cebu provincial government. At least 177 house owners whose houses in towns of Boljoon, Santander, and Samboan were destroyed received P3,000 each while 410 owners of […]

Help for Baganga

December 16, 2012

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4 Cebu volunteers strike out on their own to deliver aid to a town with no roofs, no power Without fanfare, four Cebuana friends got together to respond to calls for help from typhoon Pablo victims in Davao Oriental. Instead of handing over noodles and cash to big-name relief organizations, they decided to to bring […]

Mandaue assigns area, guidelines for pyrotechnic vendors

December 14, 2012

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THE Mandaue City government has designated an area near the Mandaue City Public market where vendors can sell pyrotechnic products. The Bureau of Fire Protection has also made available the guidelines for the vendors who wish to sell the products in the area. No takers But as of press time, no vendors had yet filed […]

City Hall workers asked to donate relief goods

December 14, 2012

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The more than 3,000 Mandaue City employees will be divided into 10 groups as part of the city’s efforts to donate relief goods to typhoon Pablo victims in Mindanao and Central Visayas. Each group will pool their resources to come up with relief goods to be donated to the affected residents. “May they be casual, […]